Local businesses make ‘Best Places to Work’ list 

Several companies with local branches are included in the 13th annual “Best Place to Work In Kentucky” list.

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management issued the awards list in late January. The winner rankings will be announced at an awards ceremony in April. 

Included on the list are People’s Exchange Bank, Clark Regional Medical Center, KORT Physical Therapy, Kentucky Bank, Central Bank and Trust, and Edward Jones. 

Winners from the across the state were selected in three categories: small companies of 15-149 employees, medium companies of 150-499 employees and large companies of more than 500 employees. The selection process is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey (only Kentucky employees are surveyed for national companies). 

“The competition is a multi-year initiative designed to motivate companies in the Commonwealth to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence. Numerous studies show a strong correlation between profitability and creating a good place to work,” according to the press release. 

The Kentucky Chamber represents 3,800 member businesses — from family-owned shops to Fortune 500 companies — that employ more than half the Commonwealth’s workforce. Kentucky SHRM consists of 14 local chapters that provide ongoing education and leadership opportunities for more than 2,700 human resource professionals throughout the Commonwealth.

For more details about Best Places to Work in Kentucky visit www.bestplacestoworkky.com.